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Subhendu Guha Innovative Lives Presentation, 1998

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewee:
Guha, Subhendu
Presenter:
Berger, Sondra
Subject:
United Solar Systems Corporation
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft.: 3 boxes
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Date:
1998
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Notes:
Dr. Guha was born in Calcutta, India. Ph.D., University of Calcutta, 1968. Joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, where he investigated certain properties of semi-conductors. Guha became interested in the use of semi-conductors to convert sunlight into electricity (photovoltaics). Guha concentrated on amorphous silicon, an element found in sand that can be applied as a thin film to produce a photovoltaic material. Guha ultimately produced a photovoltaic panel that is seven feet long and a foot wide, is lightweight, flexible, rugged, durable, and is easy to install with conventional roof panels. The flexible solar shingle is manufactured by United Solar Systems Corporation, Troy, Mich.
Cite as:
Subhendu Guha Innovative Lives Presentation, 1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Solar energy
Inventions
Photovoltaic cells
Photovoltaic power generation
Shingles
Electricity
Local number:
1998.3109 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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